Kanga Care Review - Real Nappy Week Day 1
Updated: Dec 19, 2022
It is Real Nappy Week! During this week, many brands dedicate this whole week to celebrating cloth diapers and promoting their benefits to make them more accessible among new moms. To this day cloth diapers are still looked down upon and considered something dirty and time-consuming to do and I want to help remove the stigma from it.
As I have been cloth diapering for some time now, it seems like a good idea to share my experience with different brands of cloth diapers. Over the past several years, I have tried many different types and brands, but not all successful, which I want to share with you. Today I will be reviewing KangaCare Diapers.
Rumparooz was founded in 2006 with the birth of Julie and Chad Ekstrom’s second daughter. She had very sensitive skin and could not tolerate any disposable diapers due to all the chemicals present. These diapers resulted in a severe rash on the poor baby’s bum. Because there wasn’t a diaper brand that did not cause a rash, Julie took matters into her hand and started to make her own. Friends got curious about these diapers and soon were interested as well. 8 years later, the family-owned company Kanga Care sells different brands all around the world and Julie’s design of the dual (double) inner gusset has a US patent.
KangaCare Diapers is an American-based company in Golden, Colorado while products are mainly manufactured responsibly in China, by a Danish-owned (by a cloth diapering mom) Swiss-certified company. This Certificate is a certification specific to the environment and labor conditions that the factory workers work in. Employees are paid fair wages and work in a safe and healthy environment. The factory where KangaCare cloth diapers are produced is solar-powered and focuses on producing eco-friendly products that are sustainable for the earth.
Types of cloth diapers
Fitted Diapers - Eco Posh
Eco Posh diapers are fitted cloth diapers made from organic bamboo velour. This fabric is extremely soft against your skin so perfect for babies. The interior is made of microfiber made from recycled plastic bottles to make it a super sustainable diaper. This cloth diaper comes with an extra insert made with organic cotton and bamboo rayon to make this diaper suitable for the night. Double gussets around the baby's legs will make sure everything stays within the diaper.
Inserts - Rumparooz 6r Soaker
This is a pair of two inserts in different materials, giving a full range of insert size settings inside the diaper. The Hemp, Bamboo, and Microfiber inserts can be used together through the different snap settings making them great for the night. You can switch the different materials depending on the need for absorption. Use the med/large Hemp or Bamboo 6r Soaker for maximum absorbency and snap the Microfiber 6r Soaker to the top for faster absorption.
Pocket Diapers - Rumparooz
Rumparooz diapers come in a great variety of prints. Each of their pocket diapers comes with an insert so they are ready to use. KangaCare doesn’t use PUL for the waterproof outer layer but instead uses TPU. Thermoplastic polyurethane is biodegradable in industrial facilities. Products made from TPU are softer to the touch compared to PUL. However, you need to pay attention while washing these as they can handle the same washing treatment as PUL.
Covers - Rumparooz
Rumparooz covers are made from the same TPU material as the outer layer of the pockets. Just like the pockets and fitted diapers, they have snaps to alter the size so all the diapers fit from about 3kg to 15kg which should be around potty training time.
Unlike their regular cloth diapers, KangaCare’s swim diapers don’t have snaps to adjust the size. Instead, they come in different sizes. This means they are pull-up diapers. They come in the same cute prints as the pockets and covers.
Fitted Diapers: $24 - $34
Inserts: $8 - $12
Pocket Diapers: $ 22 - $26
Covers: $10 - $14
Swim Diapers: $7 - $14
Rumparooz covers and pockets are one of my favorites for my small baby girl. The flexibility of the TPU is very nice to work with and the inserts that come with the pocket never let you down. Even if you were a little late with changing a diaper. When you are considering cloth diapers I would recommend buying several systems and brands to find out what you like and what fits your baby and a Rumparooz pocket diaper should be added to your stash.